~ Continental Color Forecast: 2018 ~
United States: New Green
Automation (Tech) driving the Hydroponic Farming boom and re-structuring the Food Distribution Supply Chain from grower to consumer. Self-driving vehicles continue to advance in importance and efficiency. Advances in Internet and Social Media streamline connectivity while enhancing the need for Online Security and Monitoring Capabilities. Millennial generation 35 and under make up the largest population of Tech employees, while salaries in lower-tier Tech are expected to fall to minimum-wage levels. Programming skills become the norm, tech security and network design remains specialized.
South America: Green
A new and surprising influx of Muslim immigrants to South America, as well as a growing wave of converts to the Islamic Faith makes South American culture more prominently Muslim. Growing disillusionment with Roman Catholicism and continued expansion of Muslim population around the globe is the reason. Traditional Farming Methods and a growing interest in "Green" lifestyles are likely to become mainstream as well. Anti-Corporate and Anti-Government sentiments continue to grow while a Grassroots population reform helps stabilize toursim and spark environmental clean-up movements.
Africa: Sunflower Yellow
Solar Energy Farms crop up especially along the Equator, while African culture enjoys a resurgence of popularity in mainstream media. Traditional African Wisdom and Safaris will be of interest to adults and children alike. A formative World Leader will emerge from Africa by year's end.
Continued clashes among European residents, tourists, and migrants/immigrants passing through European countries mean tempers will be heated and tension high over fluctuating socio-economic conditions. Extremism will be noticed but not yet appropriately dealt with; as a result, more innocents will be caught in the fray of an unintentional pseudo-Crusade revival. Expect many stops, delays, and cancellations of travel plans to, from, and through the European mainland.
Driving the Tech Boom and single-handedly fueling Global Trade, Asia is not to give up leading global exporter status anytime soon. Manufacturing remains steadily growing, while new tech talent continues to stream forth from the Pan-Asian region. With Work Ethic consistently central to Asian social culture, there's no slowing down the Asian Tigers either, while climate change increases temperatures to even more unbearable heights in India, Saudi Arabia, and everywhere in between. With temps consistently climbing, Siberia might even make the top 10 list of vacation destinations for summer adventure. Who knew?
More talk of Hydroponic Farms, Exotic Plant harvesting, and Essential Oil applications, Australia faces growing immigration numbers from surrounding Island Nations. How exotic is your Spouse?... will be a growing measure of popularity, while Indoor Tropical Farming replaces a diminishing interest in saving Coral Reefs. With Gay Marriage on deck for widespread socio-political acceptance, Aussies on a wider scale will show increasing preference for remaining... Single, just in case. An increase in mainstream Self-Help and Relationship Counseling Resources is likely the cause of disinterest in marriage among Aussies, for now. "I can do better" and "I want what's right for me" will fuel the Single-and-Seeking trend Down Under. Look for Imported Husbands and Wives to be an ongoing theme, too.
~ The Color Oracle
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